Billy Tuten withdrew from the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Thursday because of a wrist injury. Tuten, who qualified for the U.S. Senior Open with a 71 at The Resort of Tapatio Springs in Boerne, Texas, on June 18, has twice won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
The alternate who will take his place is Dan Bieber, an amateur from Alamo, Calif., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 25 in Green Valley, Calif. (Green Valley Country Club). Bieber, who will play in his third U.S. Senior Open, shot a round of 72 to earn first alternate position.
Bieber will tee off at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday from the 10th tee with Brian Fogt and Robert Thompson.
In addition, David Frost withdrew from the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Thursday because of a back injury.
Frost withdrew after eight holes of his round. He started on the 10th tee at 8:50 a.m. and was playing with Barry Lane and David Eger.